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Heinz
Thu Jul 03 2008, 05:32AM

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For implementing a copy protection, on the PocketPC we can use the DeviceOwner command and create unlock codes based on its result.
Does something similar exist for the PC and mobile phones? I have seen in another forum Alains code for getting the serial of the hard drive (great job, Alain! I didn't think that that would be possible!) but I would prefer something that is less often exchanged like for example the processor ID or the MAC-address of the network card.
Is there something similar for mobile phones?

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Heinz
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Mike Halliday
Thu Jul 03 2008, 07:47AM

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Not sure there is going to be anything you can rely on. Network cards can be replaced, so can CPU's - on a smartphone this would be better as the components are not swapped out (replacing the whole device would require a re-register of the app/game anyway)

Maybe you need to find a way to read the bios of the PC - If the mainboard has to be replaced then there has been a catastrophic system failure, so everything would need re-installing anyway.

I will have a think and see if it is possible to read mac address and cpu id that works on both PC and smart device.

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Mike Halliday
Thu Jul 03 2008, 08:36AM

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Ok, i have had a look into this and it is more tricky than i first thought.

Unfortunatly we are not able to use WIN32 API for this. We have to use WMI scripting.

This is something that I have not been able to figure out as yet. - Not sure that WMI would be available on smart phones/pda's either.

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